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Operational National Waterways in the Country 

Out of the 111 National Waterways (NWs) declared under the National Waterways Act, 2016, 13 NWs are operational for shipping and navigation and cargo/passenger vessels are moving on them.  The details of operational NWs are as follows: Details of Operational National Waterways Sl. No. National Waterway (NW) No. Length (km) Location (S) 1. NW-1: Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly River System (Haldia – Allahabad) 1620 ...

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Promotion of Inland Water Transport 

The Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that the development of viable National Waterways is being undertaken for the movement of cargo and passenger vessels.  Besides, under the Sagarmala Programme, a Central Sector Scheme is being implemented for providing support to ...

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Shri Gadkari Seeks Cooperation and Innovation from Industry Leaders for Reducing Road Accidents 

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that road safety is a matter of national  concern,  and only active cooperation of all stakeholders can reduce the number of road accidents and related fatalities in the country. Inaugurating a Workshop with Industries on Road Safety in New Delhi ...

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60% of Total Passenger carrying coaches fitted with Bio-Toilets 

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Approximately 60% of the total passenger carrying coaches over Indian Railways have been installed with bio-toilets. The earlier plan to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches by the year 2021-22 has been advanced to 2019 in the Budget 2017-18. A list of some of the trains having coaches equipped with bio-toilets is given below:- Zonal  Railways Trains Central 22135/36 ...

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Highway Projects

 Fourteen hundred seventy sanctioned projects amounting to Rs. 432538 Crore having length 44108 km are under construction which includes seventy-one projects amounting to Rs.21042 Crore having length 1647 km in the state of Kerala and West Bengal. Three hundred forty-three projects are facing problems in timely completion of projects. These projects are likely to be completed by Dec 2020. In ...

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134.61 million tonnes Transportation of Goods through Waterways 

The total quantity of cargo transported on National Waterways (NWs) since 2008-09 upto January, 2018 is 134.61 million tonnes. There has been a gradual increase in the overall quantity of cargo transported on NWs in the last few years. The year wise details are given below­­: – Cargo transported on National Waterways (NWs) (in Million Tonnes) YEAR NW-1 NW-2 NW-3 ...

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